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Dr. Del Tackett is former president of the Focus on the Family Institute and a former Senior Vice President of Focus on the Family. He is the architect and chief spokesperson for Focus on the Family’s The Truth Project—a worldwide initiative designed to bring the Christian worldview to the body of Christ.


An adjunct professor at New Geneva Theological Seminary and Summit Ministries, Dr. Tackett served more than 20 years in the United States Air Force. During the George H. W. Bush administration, he served at the White House, where he was appointed by President Bush as the director of technical planning for the National Security Council. Dr. Tackett later served in various senior analyst and manager capacities at Kaman Sciences Corporation and ITT Industries.  He now works with Coral Ridge Ministries as TV co-host for the show "Cross Examine."  He still works with The Truth Project, and publishes to his blog, Truth Observed.


As a professor, Dr. Tackett has taught more than 30 undergraduate and graduate courses at three different institutions, over a 12 year period. He is also an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. Dr. Tackett holds three earned degrees (D.M., Colorado Technical University; M.S., Auburn University; B.S., Kansas State University).


Dr. Tackett has published a variety of written works including articles in Focus on the Family magazine that address worldview and cultural issues. He has had several technical articles and manuals published by the U.S. Air Force.


A sought after conference speaker, Dr. Tackett addresses topics such as American Christian heritage, Christian worldview, technical subjects and management.

Del and his wife Melissa have been married since 1972. They have four grown children.


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